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Bishop Eddie Long

Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Sued Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Atlanta megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long is facing a suit from former parishioners who say he encouraged them to invest in a company that was...

WATCH: KING Eddie Long????

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of an Atlanta megachurch, has always been showy in his pulpit demeanor. But will the ever-defiant pastor soon don a c...

Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Christian Academy Closes

Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices

More than 200 Georgia students are in search of a new school following the announcement of New Birth Christian Academy closing its doors after 18 year...

Eddie Long To Take Leave Of Absence

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

Just days after his wife announced plans to file for divorce, Bishop Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atla...

Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Files For Divorce, Then Changes Mind

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion

A few hours after issuing a statement about her plans to divorce husband Bishop Eddie Long, Vanessa Long has withdrawn her petition to split from the ...

Should Bishop Eddie Long Be Sued By Members Of His Own Congregation?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Only trust your pastor if he is worthy of being trusted, and even then, realize that he may not be fully aware of everything himself. Far too many of us are quick to believe anything our pastor says, and anyone the pastor endorses.

Right-Wing Politicians Who Had Weird Gay Sex Scandals

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Some right-wing politicians take a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude towards gay relationships. TruTV has compiled some of the more infamous case...

In "Hot-Lanta" You Stay "in the Closet" as CNN's Don Lemon Did

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Irene Monroe

Because African Americans don't address the homophobic role some Black churches play in creating a "down-low" (DL) culture that both Bishop Eddie Long and Pastor Donnie McClurkin can tell their truths.

Bernice King Leaving Eddie Long's Atlanta Megachurch

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — The youngest daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. says she is leaving an Atlanta megachurch where the pastor has bee...

Bishop Eddie Long Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Resolved

AP/Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

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Eddie Long Trial Will Hit Light Switch At New Birth

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

There will be subpoenas for phone records, emails, financial records. Are you ready for this, New Birth? You had better be. The light switch is about to be flipped.

The Slow Yet Public Demise Of Bishop Eddie Long

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you should happen upon Bishop Long standing on the corner of Peachtree St. in Atlanta with the obligatory "The End is Near" sign, don't laugh. From his perspective, he's probably right.

Raiding the Closet

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Seems the closet isn't just for homosexuals who fear societal and familial disapproval anymore. It's also for hypocrites who don't want to lose their soap boxes and megaphones.

Mr. Lee Leaves Washington: Tail Interrupted

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a rep named Chris Lee Whose bod none of us cared to see He showcased his pecs (More cut than Glenn Beck's) Guess he won't run for term ...

Evangelical Finance Probe Concluded by Senator

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa has concluded a three-year probe into alleged lavish spending at...

Bishop Eddie Long Agrees To Mediation

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

Bishop Eddie Long agreeing to mediation of sexual coercion charges is an end-run around the universally accepted moral and ethical responsibilities of any ecumenical leader.

How Spiritual Leaders Get Through What They're Going Through: Lie Or Leave

Iyanla Vanzant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Iyanla Vanzant

I'm still not clear or settled about the real issue in Bishop Long's case. Is it that a trusted spiritual leader has engaged in sexual misconduct? Or is it that he has been accused

Atlanta Bishop Accused Of Sexually Abusing Young Men Says He's Not Going Anywhere

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LITHONIA, Ga. — A megachurch pastor accused of luring four young men into sexual relationships said Sunday that he won't be pulled into a street...

Man Vs. Message: What We Can Learn From The Eddie Long Story

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan Mack

Bishop Eddie Long's actions, as wrong as they could be or are, should not detract from his empowering messages.

Lessons From The Rev. Eddie Long Scandal: Some Historical Context

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

To my mind, one of the most important lessons is this: If your pastor drives a Bentley and wears a watch with a value equivalent to your annual salary, it is time for you to find another church.

Bishop Bling And The Gay Fling: Rev. Eddie Long's Downfall

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

It was obvious that Bishop Bling's goal was to create a smokescreen to obscure the alleged gay fling. His tactic was to cast himself as a victim of a cruel world that was out to get him.

Bishop Eddie Long Proves That Being Anti-Gay Is Still Most Reliable Gaydar (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Hey Bishop Eddie Long, who knew you had such creep potential? You're anti-gay and are adamant that homos are destroying the fabric of society. Don't you know by now that all this translates to one thing?

CNN's Don Lemon, A Game Changer

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

Mr. Lemon deserves our support for courageously choosing to reveal his own painful story. How very few role models we have in our society for "telling," especially when it is the abuser who has the power in such relationships.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

The Eddie Long Scandal: Betraying The Memory Of MLK

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

Bishop Long and his supporters would maintain that his reputation is being dragged through the mud. But his reputation was already muddied via his homophobia and corrupt bling theology.